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Meet Our Doctors

Optometrist:
Dr. Darren Hatchard B.Sc., O.D.

Dr. Darren Hatchard B.Sc., O.D. was born in Red Deer, Alberta and raised in Singapore . After completing his undergraduate degree in Vision Science and Forensic Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma, he completed his Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University in Oregon . For eighteen years, he practiced full scope Optometry with treatment and management of ocular disease in the Cayman Islands prior to the legislation to do so in Canada.

Dr. Hatchard is a current board member of the British Columbia Association of Optometry ( BCAO ). He also has opened British Columbia’s first exclusive dry eye treatment center in Kelowna . In his time spent away from the office, he enjoys skiing, hiking, sailing and spending time with his family.

Optometrist:
Dr. Ignacio Salvati, M.D. (Argentina)

Dr. Ignacio Salvati Optometrist, M.D. ( Argentina ) was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina . After completing his Medical Degree at the University of Buenos Aires , he further continued his education through specializing in Ophthalmology at Churruca Visca Hospital . He was the recipient of a Literary Award at the Argentine Society of Ophthalmology Congress in 2007 . In his time away from the office, Dr. Salvati enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and spending time with his family.

Optometrist:
Dr. Brian Sklapsky A.B., O.D.

Dr. Brian Sklapsky A.B., O.D. was born and raised in Martensville, Saskatchewan. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Princeton University with also playing varsity hockey. He played one year of hockey professionally in Europe before completing his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry. He enjoys Primary Care Optometry with an interest in scleral lenses and sports vision.

Optometrist:
Dr. Hayley Valgardson B.Sc., O.D.

Dr. Hayley Valgardson B.Sc., O.D. was born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia. After graduating top in her Kinesiology program at Wilfrid Laurier University, she completed her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Waterloo, graduating with honors.

She was the recipient of the Eschenbach Low Vision Award in recognition of her aptitude and passion for helping patients with visual impairments. In her time away from the office she enjoys camping and playing a variety of sports.

Optometrist:
Dr. Mark Csandl OD, BSc

I graduated with distinction from Pacific University, College of Optometry (located just outside of Portland, OR) after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences and a Master of Science degree in therapeutics, drug development, and human toxicology at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON). During my externship year, I routinely managed glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, pre and post-operative cataract/corneal procedures, and several other ocular health conditions at the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Spokane, WA, and a Medical Eye Care center in Mesa, AZ.

I was raised in Kelowna and you can often find me enjoying the complete Okanagan lifestyle skiing, hiking, at the beach, or dining at one of our excellent restaurants. Community is important to me and I am grateful to be back home.

As a Therapeutic Qualified registrant with the College of Optometrists of BC, I practice full scope Optometry with an interest in ocular disease and contact lenses. I welcome new patients and their families and look forward to meeting you so that I can best serve your visual and ocular health needs.

Optometrist:
Dr. Nadine Odermatt, B.H.Sc. (Hons), O.D.

Dr. Nadine Odermatt was born and raised in Kelowna, BC. After graduating with Honours in Biomedical Science from the University of Calgary, she obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Oregon, graduating at the top of her class as Valedictorian.

During her clinical education, she was fortunate to complete externships at a hospital-based Medical Ophthalmology Group in Oregon, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Spokane WA, and two primary care clinics on Vancouver Island. She has received extensive training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, dry eye disease, cataracts, and pre and post-operative cases.

At Glenmore Optometry, Dr. Odermatt practices full-scope optometry with special interests in ocular disease management, dry eye solutions, and myopia control. Outside of the office, she enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking with her dog, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Odermatt looks forward to helping you with your eye care and vision needs.

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